/ Posts from Ian Tomkins

05 Jan |  Heart & Soul for Ministry: Sheldon Retreats in 2017

As you look ahead into the new year, have you thought about planning a retreat into your diary? There are many different places to go, and one particular community in the south west is the Sheldon Community, in the heart …

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11 Jul |  A Friend’s Scheme for a Parish Church

Have you ever wondered how to set up a ‘Friend’s Scheme’ for your parish church? An excellent resource booklet on the CofE Parish Resources webpage says: With the increasing costs of repairing and maintaining our historic churches many parishes are exploring …

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12 Jun |  Financial Stewardship: Giving in Grace Website

Have you discovered the ‘Giving in Grace’ website. This is an excellent stewardship resource for the local church. http://www.givingingrace.org/ As the webite says, ‘These comprehensive resources will enable clergy and lay leaders to create over time a culture of stewardship …

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03 Jun |  Encouraging Giving and Generosity: CofE Resources

Encouraging giving in a parish can feel daunting, but it need not be so.  Some simple tasks can set the right climate for people to review their giving and levels of generosity. Have you discovered the resources available on Giving and …

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31 Mar |  Resources for people in ministry from Sheldon

The Society of Martha and Mary, Sheldon Post-Easter breaks. Private retreats can be self-catering or stocked larder. Replenish time. Full listings at www.sheldon.uk.com. Phone 01647-252752 to make a booking.

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